Sunday, November 9, 2008

ooo la la

This is Andre. He is the grandpa who lives at the home Brian and I are house sitting this week. Andre immigrated with his wife to America from Switzerland and was an antique furniture designer by trade. He is now 91 and spends most hours of the day with his chair, blanket, and cat. Brian and I LOVE Andre and we want to share him with you! Big Willy Style of course! Let us review a typical week with our Swiss dream boat. This week Andre has:
- Put on a harmonica concert for Brian and I, we clapped along when he sang the different choruses to the Swiss school boy songs.
- Said words such as "fan-tasss-teeck (fantastic), uhh- low (hello), and dee lish us (delicious) with the thickest French accent possible. English just sounds so much better that way.
- Asked me for multiple back scratches and then said "ooooo la la" when I hit the "deee good spots." He was loving it so much it made Brian nervous.
- Snuggled with the cat every night in bed, and petted the dog for hours in his chair.
Andre has a far better attitude than anyone else I know, he is a joy to be with. We encourage you to stop by this week to meet Andre and to hear about his country, furniture, and adventures in America. The best part is he won't remember you if you've come by before and so you will get to share the stories time and time again.

Savor the leaves, winter is coming!
Los Williams


Lauren Dyer said...

Swiss Dream Boat is right! Oh, what a cute old man.

Alison said...

you scratched his back!!!

courtni said...

does everyone scratch andre's back? cool. that's intimate :) awww andre!

Amanda said...

Who knew that Andre was so popular? And to be his granddaughter because "I'm tall" (he makes that joke every time he introduces me) makes me feel just oh so special. And I agree with Alison... you scratched his back?!?! I don't think he's ever asked me to do that. He must LOVE you! Glad you liked hanging out with Big G. He's amazing and I can't wait to see him for Christmas.

Raimo and Jessica Laitinen said...

you did a jig to the harmonica? you guys are so cultural!

Ammon and Becky Sullivan said...

Andrea, so I blog stocked you from Rob Jones blog and looked at your wedding pictures. Congratulations! Isn't married life the best. Go Faulkner Williams!

the swapps said...

hello. this is an amazing story. i think old men are adorable - is that weird? also, i think you are quite dreamy yourself and we should definitely be married friends. deal? xoxo, ashley j. swapp

Alex said...

kinda creepy, but really funny.
brian and you have a thing for transients! so hilarious!
love you too! Alex